This PGD allows the supply of Penicillin VK Tablets 250 mg and Phenoxymethyl Penicillin 125mg/5ml Oral Solution Sugar Free BP in response to a positive test for strep throat (Streptococcus Group A throat infection), confirmed by a positive result to an oral swab tested by a CE rapid test kit in pharmacy.
The service observes best practice in antibiotic resistance awareness by treating only Strep A infections of the throat that have been confirmed by rapid test kits. PharmaDoctor recommends the use of BioPanda Strep A test kits in pharmacy for a validated method of Strep A detection, with accuracy above 97%. The service includes optional training and proves a popular modern test and treat service among healthcare professionals wanting to explore the lucrative business of rapid testing for conditions in community pharmacy. If training is required please contact the medical information line for details of our approved trainer.